For centuries now, Pamplona, Spain, has hosted the Running of the Bulls, a festival in which six “toro bravos” are transported through town to the bullring where they will die at the hands of the matador that very night. In acts of brazen machismo, individuals throw themselves in front of the bulls in an effort to keep them on the move. Well, lucky for you, the bulls are coming to Tempe — sorta. Instead of bloodthirsty bulls, think roller derby women in bull costumes. Instead of acts of bravado, think playful masochism. The Running of the Bulls: San Fermin de Tempe invades downtown Tempe on Saturday, October 15, with festivities starting around 10 a.m. at 730 South Mill Avenue. There’s a $30 registration fee for runners. For a complete “rundown” of all the offerings this Pamplona-meets-Mardi-Gras style festival includes, visit azbulls.com.
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